Wyden, Bonamici visit Oak Hills fire station on Labor Day
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, whose 1st District includes Washington County, and U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said their stopovers were a reminder that many people work on Labor Day, which honors workers. "We know there are so many people who are working on Labor Day," Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton, said. "This is a way to say thank you to all of our first responders." It was just one year ago, while on a visit to a Tigard station of TVF&R, that Bonamici and others observed smoke wafting from the southeast. It was the Clackamas County outgrowth of the Beachie Creek wildfire, which emerged as one of the devastating 2020 Labor Day wildfires throughout Oregon, along with the Riverside fire that started up the next day.